Cozen O’Connor: Radcliff, Suzanne C.

Suzanne C. Radcliff

Member

Dallas

(214) 462-3023

(214) 462-3299

Suzanne C. Radcliff works closely with her clients to maximize their recovery on insurance subrogation matters. She represents her clients in a variety of matters - from simple negligence to construction defect cases and complex energy losses, and routinely handles depositions, hearings and mediations.

Suzanne also has an established equine law practice and has successfully resolved cases involving fraud in the sale of a horse and veterinary malpractice. She has tried several products liability cases to verdict in both state and federal court. Suzanne is a frequent contributor to the firm's Equine Subrogation Law Blog.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. In 2000, she received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. 

Experience

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Suzanne Radcliff Elected Counselor at Law For The American Paint Horse Association

October 14, 2013

Suzanne Radcliff was recently elected as the new counselor at law for the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). As a life-long rider and horse enthusiast, Suzanne will bring a fresh perspective to APHA. Suzanne fills the duties held for 22 years by Frank Cain, a Fort Worth attorney.

Publications

Repetitive Water Heater Failure Claims – New Theories of Recovery [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

May 12, 2014

It can be frustrating when pursuit of a products liability case is not economically feasible due to the small dollar value of the claim. This is especially true with repetitive failure claims – when the same type of product fails over and over again. However, if repetitive failure claims can be identified, and a scientifically viable theory of the failure can be deduced, costs can be shared and claims can potentially be bundled.

Texas Wildfires [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

September 15, 2011

Texas Wildfires - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - Background information and investigation summaries are provided on the ongoing catastrophic Texas Wildfires. This Alert provides a review of currently available information on the Bastrop County Complex, Steiner Ranch, and Spicewood/Pedernales Bend wildfires.

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Alive and Kicking: The Undertaker Doctrine in Alarm and Security Company Litigation [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

August 19, 2009

Alive and Kicking: The Undertaker Doctrine in Alarm and Security Company Litigation - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - When property damage results from the failure of
an alarm or security system, the subrogation
investigation is often stopped dead in its tracks
due to severe contractual limitations of liability. If the damaged party was not a party to that contract, most courts will not apply those limitations. The question remains whether
an alarm or security company owes a duty to persons with whom it did not contract? The security company will argue it owed no duty, which is the first

Summer 2008 [Sports and Entertainment Observer]

August 14, 2008

The summer is almost over, and the entertainment industry has made it through the Writers Guild of America's strike, which we previously outlined in the Fall 2007 issue.

Horse Cents: Turn your Equine Claim into Recovery Dollars [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

January 31, 2007

Horse Cents: Turn your Equine Claim into Recovery Dollars - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 5 pgs total, includes photos. Although most people were only concerned with Barbaro’s recovery, his story touches on many of the issues that arise in equine claims. This article focuses on some of those issues and provide the adjuster and subrogation professional with a framework to properly and fully analyze subrogation potential in equine claims. Topics: UNDERSTANDING THE POLICY AND ENDORSEMENTS, THEORIES OF RECOVERY, HIRING THE RIGHT EXPERTS AND AVOIDING SPOLIATION

Another Look at Malicious Mischief: Criminal Restitution in the Fifty States [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

March 14, 2006

Another Look at Malicious Mischief: Criminal Restitution in the Fifty States - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - Oftentimes victim is defined broadly enough to include a subrogating carrier. To assist you in determining which states allow restitution in favor of a subrogating carrier and how much restitution may be recovered, see this Fifty State Summary on Criminal Restitution and Recovery by Insurance Companies . This article provides a brief summary of the law, the issues surrounding restitution orders and how best to proceed with your claim for restitution.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2014 Southern California Subrogation Seminar

August 20, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

2014 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2014 - Omaha, NE

2014 St. Louis Subrogation Seminar

June 16, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 2000
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1997

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2018-2019

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Equine Attorneys
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association